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Mexican Chocolate Stout - Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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Mexican Chocolate StoutMexican Chocolate Stout

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very good

177 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 20.05%
Wants: 47
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Copper Kettle Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-02-2011

2011 Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Spice/Herb category.
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Photo of Dodgesbullets
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of alskoj
1/5  rDev -74%

I suppose if you love cinnamon you will like this beer. I love stouts and I had to pour this down the drain after two sips. Disgusting.

Photo of KhakCane
1/5  rDev -74%

Infected. Acetone. Plastic burning. Nail polish.

Photo of tylerstravis
1/5  rDev -74%

I opened this bottle and it literally sprayed all over my kitchen ceiling, wall and floor. I have never seen anything like this before. Spice and plastic. Infected. Drain pour... then cleaning my entire kitchen.

I was so excited for this one. I'm going to see if I can get a replacement.

Photo of TheBigJW
1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

Photo of ThreeFishes
1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

I'll explain because its such a low score compared to others. Our bottle gushed when opening, had the intense aroma of burning plastic, and was quite painful to drink. It actually burned the back of my throat going down. Not sure what was going on with this bottle, but I'm sure this one doesn't represent this beer well. I will try another if I happen to get the chance.

Photo of drewone
1.75/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of Jamco_76
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of kbuzz
2/5  rDev -47.9%


Photo of maxecho
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of 2013beer101
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Igotmypistola
2.49/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I will start this out by saying i do love me a spicy stout. and i love all the new and great ones coming out. give me a mexican cake, hunah, prairie bomb, abraxas any day of the week. I wasn't thinking this would be in that same category, but i thought it would hold it's own.

It looked great, rich, dark and full. Smelled.. well HOT and cinnamon, and not the good kind of cinnamon... it was all downhill from there. did this at a tasting last night w/8 other ppl and every single one of us except for 1 guy dumped this. (he was RAVING about it btw). Just overpowering and overwhelming cinnamon and spice. it was so strong we all had to switch glasses for our next beer because we couldnt wash the smell out.

if it comes my way again, i'll pass and so should you

Photo of yourefragile
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of jlindros
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to rudzud, well maybe not.

Nice creamy thick smooth 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, nice legs too, just about pitch black color.

Nose has a first punch of dusty dank shelf and raw yeast, then that fades quickly then yahoo choc milk, creamy fake choc nesquick style, little floral earthy thing, and wet cardboard, oxidation?, faint dried chili pepper in the background, and a bit of cinnamon.

Taste is a bit better, big hot pepper heat, tingly, cayenne or chili pepper heat. Then the fake milk choc, more Yahoo nesquick style, creamy but meh. Then back to yeast, bad yeast flavor and mild wet cardboard and dank shelf maybe oxidation. Plenty of cinnamon too, little apple cinnamon spice. Finish is more Yahoo fake choc milk and fair heat, little more cardboard and yeast.

Mouth is med bod, nice lingering heat, decent carb.

Overall horrible!

Photo of rudzud
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Shared with JLindros...wish I could say I trolled him, but, was expecting this to be good.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark black hue with a mocha head that faded to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of yeast, floral, awful yeast. Lilacs....where's the chocolate? Where's the chili? Oxidized maybe...cardboard, chalky chocolate.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, good chili taste and heat, nice chocolate albeit cheap, faint nutty, faint coconut, rather mediocre and light cardboard.

M - Mouthfeel is not bad, smoother, nice heat, not bad.

O - Overall this beer was an epic letdown. The nose and taste were just awful. Ugh

Serving Type: Bottle

Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of SavvyStudent
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of chugalug06
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Snappy caramel head rises as falls almost just as fast. Black brew is thin and viscous.

Tons of cinnamon, heavy pepper aroma, milky chocolate

A nearly amazing complexity of deep, dark spice. Spicy, roasty, dark chocolate on the back end, crisp light carbonation, missing much sweetness with a overwhelming amount of cinnamon. Thin, watery, hot, awkward aftertaste.

This is one bizarrely unique brew. A very slow drinker. Difficult to drink and rate. It's a great pepper brew, but a poor stout. I don't know how I feel about MCS... $12/22oz

Photo of DenverHopHead
2.99/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Budnick224
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DHartwig58
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ZymurgyLabs
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Thin, poor head, and over spiced. In the regular (non-tasting size) it is near impossible to finish. The spicing becomes stronger to the point of overpowering. Would not recommend in a large size.

This is not the recipe they opened with (in about 2011), and has lost all the original subtlety. The mouthfeel has improved since they changed the recipe.

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ananh
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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Mexican Chocolate Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.